Satechi docking station

Satechi Adds New Thunderbolt Multi-Display Docking Station to Line

Satechi has introduced a new Thunderbolt 4 Multi-Display docking station that can support up to four external monitors, provides up to 40 Gbps transfer speeds, and delivers up to 8K/60Hz video output and 96W of charging to the host device.

Finished in space gray, the docking station is made of aircraft-grade aluminum with chambered edges, labeled ports, and a slim profile. It differs from previous generation models in the line, like the Thunderbolt 4 Multimedia Pro Dock, in that it provides Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports and DisplayLink software that enables additional external monitors. The only reason customers might still gravitate towards the Multimedia Pro Dock, however, is because it prioritizes USB-A port for legacy devices and can be situated vertically as well.

Satechi docking station

The universal docking station features versatile ports that allow for two monitors to be connected via Thunderbolt 4 and two to be connected via HDMI using DisplayLink software. Embedded DisplayLink software resolves the single-display limitation of Apple M1/M2 and MacBook Pro M3 processors, allowing M1/M2 and MacBook Pro M3 users to connect up to three external monitors. MacBook Air M3 will be able to extend up to four external monitors when used in clamshell mode.

Providing power delivery up to 96W to the host device and up to 15W in each of its three Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports, the Thunderbolt 4 Multi-Display Docking Station charges devices like phones, tablets, and other small peripherals. Up to two ports at a time can be used for charging. The docking station’s single-cable connection is conveniently located on the side of the dock, eliminating the need for an additional charging cable.

Satechi docking station

The three Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports support data transfers up to 40Gbps joined by two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports that support 10Gbps. You can daisy-chain up to six devices at once and enjoy 32Gbps native PCIe support for external GPUs and Thunderbolt-based external storage devices. It also includes a UHS-II card reader capable of transferring up to 312MB/s. The UHS-II SD card reader can transfer files three times faster than a standard UHS-I card reader, says Satechi.

The certified Thunderbolt and DisplayLink technologies and compatibility across operating systems from Windows and Google Chrome to Mac provides accessibility to a variety of users, from professional videographers to digital creators. 

Satechi’s Thunderbolt 4 Multi-Display Docking Station is currently available for US$300.